Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to BScN Bridging Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Bridging ProgramRegistered Practical Nurse (RPN) to 
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) 
Bridging Program

On campus in North Bay, Full-time, 3-year

If you already have a RPN diploma and are registered, or currently undergoing the registration process through the College of Nurses of Ontario, Nipissing offers a 3-year RPN to BScN Bridging Program. The program is offered on the North Bay campus on a full-time basis, where students complete a semester of bridging courses and then integrate fully into year two of the four year on-campus program.​​​

Certificates available to all Nipissing students

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Important documents

Students are responsible for all associated costs and expenses incurred for application to or while enrolled within any Nursing program.

These may include, but are not limited to, the following: BCLS-HCP CPR certification, criminal reference check/vulnerable sector screening clearance, mask-fit testing, required lab/practicum equipment and/or supplies, licensure preparatory requirements, transportation to and from any theoretical and/or practicum course placement, etc.

Nursing Mentor Program

If you are a first-year nursing student in our on campus programs, you can join a mentoring program that will pair you with an upper-year nursing student. The mentorship program, facilitated by the Nipissing University Nursing Society, gives you access to support and resources. Peers share their experiences with each other and become involved in a variety of extracurricular activities both on- and off-campus. Additional academic support can be accessed through the Office of Student Development and Services.

Nipissing University Nursing Society

The Nipissing University Nursing Society (NUNS) is comprised of a group of nursing student representatives that organize fun social activities as well as provide students with support for academic needs. NUNS is made up of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Class Representatives, and Volunteers. Each of the members in the society are elected by the nursing students. Some events that NUNS facilitate include: activities that support professional development, co-mentorship among students in all years, opportunities for social interaction, encouragement for students to get involved and contribute to the local community, nursing clothing and lab kit orders, first year orientations, annual nursing Christmas formal, and a variety of fundraising events.


Simulation Lab

The BScN program at Nipissing University will prepare you for a successful career in the rapidly growing and vast field of nursing. This facility features our state-of-the-art simulation labs, which support all of the critical components of nursing in areas of acute care, obstetrics, gerontology, mental health, family and community healthcare.

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Scholarships, awards and bursaries for students in Nursing program

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Full-time Faculty


After graduation, you will be eligible to write the national licensing exam. Upon successful licensure, you will enter a rewarding profession of endless opportunity within health care.

Graduates of the Nipissing University School of Nursing commence their nursing careers within local, national and international health care delivery environments. Many excel in their careers to become leaders in nursing and health care organizations.

Nipissing takes pride in knowing that, as a graduate of the nursing program, you will be equipped with the required nursing knowledge, skills, and competencies that you will need to meet your goals. You will be well positioned to work within the many domains of nursing such as public health, community and hospital nursing, health education, and case management. You may also consider future directions in academic or research institutions, furthering your education with graduate studies, or starting your career in today’s complex health care system, research-related jobs,or administration. Whatever career path you choose, Nipissing will have prepared you for a rewarding and challenging experience